Carla Javier

Community Engagement Reporter

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In my role as the newsroom's community engagement reporter:

I want to know what you want to know about. Or tell me your concerns. Or share something amazing that’s happening in your world so I can help shine a light on it. (After all, we could all use some good news these days). No question or tip is too small, too big, or too seemingly obvious.

I can help by seeking out the hard-to-find answers. I will take your questions and concerns to officials and experts. I will put their answers into context. I will listen to you and aim to share feelings and life experiences not commonly reflected in the news.

I will read, look and listen to everything you send me, and apply it. I won’t have all the answers immediately, and may not be able to respond directly to everyone, but your messages will inform my understanding as I investigate, report, keep our leaders accountable, and ask my own tough questions of others.

If you have a question or notice something you think I should be looking into, email me at, DM me on Twitter @carlamjavier, or fill out this form below.

Stories by Carla Javier

As LA County Expands Vaccination Eligibility, We Look At The Ethical Issues In California’s Rollout

Many essential workers, teachers and emergency service workers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County— though supplies remain constrained, and ethical issues abound.

Some OC Schools Reopen This Week

Starting this week, K-12 schools in Orange County have the green light to welcome students and staff back for in-person instruction.

What Could Schools Look Like When They Reopen? Here's What LA County Education Officials Say

A task force released a framework Wednesday with guidelines for the county's 80 school districts as they plan for when, how — and maybe whether — to reopen school campuses.

Facing The Music: KPCC/LAist Investigation Explores The Uncertain Future of an OC Performing Arts School

A nearly 20-year relationship gone sour. Finger-pointing over who's at fault. Hurt feelings and high emotions all around. Lawyers, of course. And children — lots of them — caught in the middle of the potential split.

Facing the Music: The Uncertain Future of the Orange County School of the Arts

A standoff with the Santa Ana school district could bring down the curtain on one of Southern California's most popular — yet highly controversial — charter schools.

Orange County School Of The Arts Appeals Charter Renewal Amid Tensions With District

The arts charter is turning to the Orange County Board of Education for help after the Santa Ana Unified School District issued a critical report on school policies.

Local Charities Process Year-End Rush Of Donations

Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and others got a flood of contributions from people seeking to get under the wire before the Dec. 31 tax contribution deadline.

Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment Marches Into The New Year – And The Rose Parade

Bands from around the country and around the world apply for the chance to perform in the world-famous Rose Parade.

SuperShuttle Is Driving Out Of LAX — For Good

Passengers who attempt to book rides out of LAX for any date after Dec. 31 using the SuperShuttle app are informed that there are no rides available.

SAUSD Renews OCSA Charter - With Conditions

Santa Ana school board says the charter renewal for the Orange County School of the Arts is contingent on changes to admissions policies.

Meet The Speech Teacher Who Inspired Gabriel Iglesias

Before he earned stardom with his Netflix show, films, and stand-up comedy, Iglesias was a student in June Garner's speech class at Wilson High in Long Beach.

Music Center Stages 41st Annual Very Special Arts Festival

Thousands of young artists and performers took part in the annual event that showcases the talents of students of all abilities.

Juvenile Hall Murals Give Youth A Space For Expression

An arts program at Central Juvenile Hall in Boyle Heights is helping incarcerated teens learn to connect and collaborate. Three new murals were recently unveiled.

Child Care Workers Have Been Fighting For The Right To Bargain For Years. They May Be About To Get It

California legislature has passed a bill that, if signed into law, would allow some child care workers who serve low-income kids the ability to collectively bargain.

How AB 5 could affect artists who teach in schools

The California Senate has passed AB 5, which will make it harder for companies to classify workers as "independent contractors."